“I just try and give a little action to the fans,” Brashear said with a smile. “All I know is that I will find a way to win their hearts, and they will be with me.”
On why Ranger fans have been slow in accepting him...
“If the fans are mad, they’re mad,” said Brashear, who squared off twice with Sugden on Thursday. “Maybe it’s because of Blair Betts, I don’t know. I don’t really read into it. I’ve played in this league a long time and I know what I can do, and how I can help the team. I’m just going to try and show it and hopefully they can appreciate it.”
...i think Ranger fans need to get over it. The guy is on the team and he's going to protect players such as Gaborik, Prospal and Kotalik from being roughed up.
...please stop booing the guy!!!
Michael Obernauer at the Blueshirts Blog has John Tortorella's take on Blueshirt fans negative reaction towards Brashear...
“I don’t know what’s going on there,” the coach said. “Donald Brashear’s gonna be a big part of the hockey club. I just don’t think he needs to be disrespected. I think you (media) guys disrespected him when we brought him in here, I think that started the ball rolling.”